The World According to Steinbeck

So I am on the road again. Sort of.

Not in the sense of truly being on the road.

In that, to many, perhaps most, this expression ‘on the road’ implies a road trip.

What I do is work away from home, which isn’t quite the same thing.

Where I work is not within commuting distance, so I stay at a hotel close to the work site.

In general, that has worked out fairly well.

Earlier this week, however, when I started the car after breakfast at the hotel, I…